Top 10 TV Actors of 2021: From Anupam Tripathi to Evan Mock
What is a world without entertainment? Sullen. 2020 has been an uneventful year, but 2021 has brought good news in the form of new releases and seasons of expected shows and films, production of which could finally continue.
The year 2021 has seen many new works after the pandemic brought the world to a complete halt, and with new content comes new (and old) talent who have had the opportunity to shine. As the year draws to a close, here are some of the talented TV actors for whom 2021 has been a milestone year.
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1. Evan laughs
Spectacle: ‘Gossip Girl ‘(HBO Revival)
Evan Mock is an American skateboarder, model, photographer, surfer and now American actor from Hawaii. The 24-year-old had already experienced a bit of the limelight after successfully modeling campaigns for Saint Laurent, Calvin Klein, Louis Vuitton and more, plus when singer Frank Ocean posted a video of him skating. But it was his role in the highly anticipated return of the teenage series “Gossip Girl” that pushed him up the ranks. His role as Akeno “Aki” Menzies in “Gossip Girl” turned heads with him, sporting a pink hairstyle and gentle demeanor. His very first acting role garnered a lot of attention, giving him more branded offerings.
2. Demetrius Flenory Jr
Spectacle: ‘BMF’ (Black Mafia Family)
Demetrius ‘Lil Meech’ Flenory Jr plays his father Demetrius ‘Big Meech’ Flenory in the Starz crime drama ‘BMF’. The show follows the real journey of brothers Demetrius and Terry Flenory as they build one of America’s largest anti-drug organizations. The show directed by 50 Cent is the first role of the young actor for which the rapper made him follow acting lessons for two years. Doing a great job on its first project, “BMF” was renewed for a second season a few days after its premiere. While his father may be in jail, the young man is working hard on a career in Hollywood and even landed a role in the highly anticipated second season of HBO drama “Euphoria”.
3. Anupam Tripathi
Spectacle: “Squid game”
2021 was the year that Netflix’s “Squid Game” took the world by storm with the Korean drama reaching number 1 on the charts around the world. Dark, moving and exciting, the show had many brilliant performances, but one of the characters that captured the hearts of audiences was Ali Abdul’s portrayal by Korean-based Indian actor Anupam Tripathi. The actor who mainly did small background roles won gold with the monumental drama. With an incredible emotional acting game that got viewers all over the world to take root in him, he has shown absolute genius with his acting skills. The fanfare across the globe even earned him millions of Instagram followers and the unknown actor suddenly became known to the world. “Squid Game” served as an escape role with it well deserving of all its success.
4. Michael rainey jr
Spectacle: ‘ Power II: Ghost ‘
Michael Rainey Jr first became a member of the Starz family when he appeared as Tariq James St Patrick in the drama “Power” in 2014. But what was initially just a recurring role turned out to be be even more important when he starred in the next series. ‘Power Book II: Ghost’. The show that picked up after the finale of “Power” sees Rainey Jr as the main Tariq man who is sailing through life again. The first season was a success, with the 21-year-old doing a great job, which allowed him to take even more heat in Season 2 of 2021. A rising star, audiences can expect his trip.
5. Isaiah Hill
Isaiah Hill, who appeared on the Apple TV + series “Swagger” as Jace Carson, had the opportunity of a lifetime when he landed the role. The 19-year-old led the cast of the sports drama inspired by NBA superstar Kevin Durant’s experiences in youth basketball after landing the role among thousands of potential contestants. He fully trained for the sport and gave a remarkable performance for his acting debut. Seems like he was the perfect chosen one around the world as he brought arrogance, emotion and passion to the role. The aspiring actor is one to watch after an incredible start.
6. Simu liu
Movie: ‘Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings’
Simu Liu is no stranger to the television screen and has been seen as a protagonist on CBC’s “Kim’s Convenience” from 2014 and in the crime drama series “Blood and Water” from 2015. But 2021 was the year that saw him soar into the world stage where he starred in the Marvel movie “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”. He tried Shang Chi, a Marvel character with the film grossing over $ 400 million even during the pandemic to become the eighth highest grossing film of 2021. The film garnered positive reviews from critics with high praise , including the exploration and representation of Asian culture. , and Liu’s excellent performance. The Canadian actor who once dressed as Spiderman for children’s birthdays has become the first East Asian man to cover Men’s Health magazine in more than a decade since 2010 with him being the leading Asian role in a Marvel movie.
7. Eli brown
Spectacle: “Gossip Girl” (HBO Revival)
The work of the American actor dates back to 2019 when he starred in “Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists”. But what was her very first audition and her first on-screen role came short after the series was canceled after its first season. He went on to star in Netflix’s “The F ** k-It List” and “Spinning Out”. The actor who was at the start of his journey clinched gold when he landed the role of Otto “Obie” Bergmann IV in HBO Max’s “Gossip Girl”. His extremely rich and laid back character caught the attention of fans and with the teen drama already having an audience, it was no surprise that his name was more widely recognized. Still on the rise, expect more from the young star.
8. Jaden Michel
Spectacle: ‘Colin in black and white ‘
18-year-old Jaden Michael never imagined taking on the responsibility of playing American activist and former NFL star Colin Kaepernick, but Netflix’s limited series “Colin in Black & White” saw him do just that. His portrayal of Colin Kaepernick during his high school years, following him through the experiences that led him on the path to becoming the activist he is today was brilliantly carried out. Although he shone on the Ava Duvernay show and received praise for his wonderful performance as Kaepernick, he also starred in projects like “Vampires Against the Bronx”. Michael is currently looking forward to college and his rising career in Hollywood.
9. Josha stradowski
Spectacle: ‘The wheel of time ‘
Josha Stradowski isn’t exactly a familiar face with the newcomer having 12 acting credits according to IMDB, most of them in Dutch roles. But that may soon change with his role as one of the protagonists of Amazon Prime’s ambitious epic fantasy series “The Wheel of Time.” The Dutch actor plays one of the main characters Rand al’Thor alongside Golden Globe Award-winning actress Rosamund Pike. If you didn’t know him before, you will definitely know it now with the rising actor expected to win more projects after this role.
ten. Archie Renaux
Spectacle: ‘Shadow and Bone ‘
Archie Renaux is an English actor and model who has appeared in projects such as the BBC’s “Gold Digger” and Amazon Prime’s “Hanna”. In 2021, he directed the Netflix fantasy series “Shadow and Bone”, which was loved by fans of the genre around the world. The actor has also been praised by fans for his portrayal of Malyen “Mal” Oretsev and a second season is in the works. The actor clearly has potential and will soon be seen in Marvel’s “Morbius”.